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Shanghai’s Pudong in 1990 vs 2010

I first came across the following image at weninchina.com. The difference in 20 years is indeed amazing. Pudong in 1990 vs 2010. As a point of reference, the two large arrows point to the same building. China now needs to work hard to make those white clouds come back more frequently.

Shanghai's Pudong 1990 vs 2010

Shanghai’s Pudong 1990 vs 2010

  1. March 23rd, 2013 at 02:35 | #1

    I came across the same photo in Facebook; what I find most entertaining was the slew of comments about how the “old Shanghai” was much better, how development & skyscrapers ruined everything. You’ll find no shortage of people (especially in the west) who wants other societies to remain primitive just because they think it’s unique & quaint.

  2. JJ
    March 28th, 2013 at 07:30 | #2

    @Mister Unknown

    Yup. It’s a type of post-colonialism that makes some (many?) Westerners–and even Westernized Asians–uncomfortable.

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